Telegram Desktop

Developer: Telegram Messenger LLP

Current Version: 1.1.22

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 30.4 MB - Download


Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.

SYNCED: You can access your messages from all your devices at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop. Never lose your data again.

UNLIMITED: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

SECURE: We made it our mission to provide the best security combined with ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, etc. is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.

POWERFUL: You can create group chats for up to 10,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOC, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.), and even set up bots for specific tasks. It's the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.

FUN: Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.

SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we are taking great care to keep the interface clean. With its minimalist design, Telegram is lean and easy to use.

100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give third parties access to your data.

We keep expanding the boundaries of what you can do with a messaging app. Don’t wait years for older messengers to catch up with Telegram — join the revolution today.


Release Notes:

New in version 1.1.22:

— Groups with unread mentions and replies are now marked with an '@' badge in the chats list.
— Navigate new mentions and replies in a group using the new '@' button.
— Mark your stickers as “favorite” to quickly access them from the redesigned sticker panel.
— Add an official sticker set for your group which all members will be able to use while chatting in your group (100+ member groups only).

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Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0.7.2
Review by Sparky2002B

Great alternative to Telegram for Mac. - For those of you who are confused: there are two Telegram offerings in the Mac App Store; this one, Telegram Desktop, is the cross-platform app that also runds on Windows and Linux; it is a fully featured app and a nice alternative client to the Telegram for Mac (listed in the store as “Telegram”) client. The differences between the two are entirely visual, as both offer a very similar set of features. This version features chat backgrounds and a visual style similar to WhatsApp.

Found helpful by 68 out of 69 people
Version 0.7.2
Review by maragon5

Does Not Support Secret Chat - Very nice looking app but the OS X version Does not support secret chat. Why would the developers choose not to support secret chat on the desktop version??

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.22
Review by noobc0r3

Please fix CPU high load bug bug - Since I updated to high sierra CPU load started spiking up to 80% on my MBP late 2013 without any reason. I have to use regular telegram app because of this bug. Please fix it!

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.1.22
Review by NextToGone

What is the point? - I downloaded this app on my mac first because someone that I really do not know wanted to chat. So why would I want the person to have my phone number? This app says NO PHONE NEEDED. Sounds good. So I downloaded it. It tells me to download on a phone first and requires my phone number. So I did that. Then I find that others contacting me through this app need my phone number. So what is the point? All cellphones have a messenger. Especially iPhone. What is the point again? I don’t do facebook nor do I have a google email and I don’t want them either. That is my point for even searching for such an app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 15 people
Version 1.1.22
Review by SurrealSoup

Superb update with the @ feature! - Superb update with the @ feature!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1.22
Review by Emadpres

Telegram is the Best, by far. - I usualy don’t mind myself to write review, but I think Telegram deserves it. I’m a Telegram user from the very begining of its release and I have never seen any downside in it - I mean it. It’s getting better and better by each update, while other alternatives such as Whatsapp have nothing to say. Although I have to use Skype and Whatsapp for connecting some specific people, I never suggest them (unless for Video call). Since I started using it, I’ve never seen a crash, a bad update or anything. I think the software engineers behind Telegram are genius!! === Some Complaint I noticed the "Telegram” app in AppStore is updated with latest features such as Group Photo. However, this app (“Telegram Desktop”) which is much more user-friendly in terms of UI and in particular the way it shows the replied messages didin’t get those features. I want to ask you to give the same exprience to “Telegram Desktop” users as soon as possible, please.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1.22
Review by ra’s al ghoul

sina jafari - a great app, no doubt, the only annoying thing is that there’s no option for the font size on macOS… for windows users there’s 100/125/150/200% zoom available… I hope this issue will be considered for the next update...

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people